Perkins For Generac

Posted on January 2, 2013

Generac Industrial Power has announced what it calls "a dramatic new refresh" of its 400/500/600 kW diesel industrial configured generators for both single and paralleled emergency and standby solutions. Generac said the centerpiece of this redesign is the company’s decision to utilize Perkins diesel engines as part of the initial phase of its new long-term growth strategy. In addition, Generac has standardized the frames and enclosures that house the new engines to bring them into alignment with other Generac Industrial Power products.

Generac’s 400 kW generators will now be powered by a Perkins 12.5L engine, the 500 kW units are powered by the new Perkins 15.2L engine and the 600 kW generators contain the Perkins 18.1L. Generac said the 1800 rpm diesel engines from Perkins afford these generators greater levels of efficiency, affordability, ease of maintenance and all of the other collateral benefits of standardization. The company anticipates expanding this initiative to include their Bi-Fuel and Gemini models in future.

The new line of base fuel tanks is now standardized, as well. This uniformity of design allows the company to offer a greater breadth of options to satisfy the demands of the market.

The 500 kW and 600 kW nodes will offer a preinstalled enclosure from the factory, thus improving installation time. Also new is a new exhaust hood that mounts to the muffler system, reducing sound harshness and minimizes environmental effects on system operations.

Generac said each of the generators will retain all of its configurable options, meet all regulatory compliances, comply with UL2200 standard, and offer IBC 2009 and 2012 seismic certification.